Your Life is the Sum of Your Choices.
The decisions you make not only have an effect on the present, but also come with secondary and tertiary effects. Where you are today is a result of the decisions and choices you have made. Obviously this is both good and bad, but through those good and bad decisions, you are where you are. And the good news is you still have the ability to create a better tomorrow. Lao Tzu is the author of one of my favorite quotes explaining this: Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; they become destiny.
Man’s Greatest Fear
What is Man’s greatest fear? Death? Injury? Failure? No. Its the fear of the opinion of others. What other people think. So often the choices we make are under the consideration of how others will think, how others will react, and not by how this choice will make us feel.
Those decisions based on fear often place our lives in positions where we don’t want to be. Have you ever stopped and realized one day that where you are is either A. Not where you had planned and B. Not where you want to be? I’m beginning to find myself there more and more. Which is why I started this blog, to get those feelings and thoughts out on paper (on “e-paper” rather) and share them with you to get your thoughts and feedback.
Doing What You Love
What do you love to do? If you could do anything today, regardless of the opinion of others, how much money is involved, or how simple it may be…what would you be doing? If you could do the one thing that you know you wouldn’t need to get paid for, what would it be?
You will know when you’re doing something that you love when you look at the time and see that several hours have flown by without realizing it. I often find this time fly by when at the gym, photoshopping, or wood working.
“It isn’t about success, or the money, it’s about how you feel about yourself when your by yourself that matters.” ~ Tom Bilyeu
I have made countless choices based on monetary gains, ignoring what made me happy in the first place. Money can provide awesome things, it can provide security, but it can’t buy longterm happiness. In fact many of the wealthiest people in the world are also the loneliest. What am I saying? Don’t chase money for the simple fact of chasing money. Once you obtain the money, or the object of your eye, you will move on to the next tartget and never be satisfied for long.
When you do what you love, however, the satisfaction will be longer and more attainable.
The Ken Coleman Show
If you’re like most of us, we’re come to the realization that where we are is no longer where we want to be. Kinda scary isn’t it? Fortunately for us there’s Ken Coleman. Ken guides his guests on the Ken Coleman Show to answer specific questions to guide them towards identifying their passion and talents. At the end of most interviews, the guests have acknowledged that they aren’t happy where they are and leave the interview with a new path towards using their passion.
You can download the Ken Coleman Show via Podcast. Most episodes lasts 45-60 min and are usually published every weekday.
Passion Meets Talent
So what is your passion? What are your talents? What would you do today if you knew that you could not fail? What are you willing to do in order to obtain that vision?
Listen to the Ken Colman Show and leave a comment.
Until next time,